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Organics: Privilege or Responsibility?

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.09.2014 | Home
Bill Couzens

My commitment to organics is to make sure I do my part to leave my children with a better, healthier planet. It's not just about today and this moment -- rather, it's about doing things with expanded thought and an interest in seeing a healthier future.

Vermont Leads GMO Labeling

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Bill Couzens

I honor Vermont's lawmakers and their bravery in raising the bar on human health and the environment. I look forward to when other states will accomplish the same.

USDA: Selling Out Organic to Protect Five Factory Farms

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The USDA's decision doesn't just violate our moral intuitions and the expectations of organic consumers; it also violates the Department's legal mandate in at least two distinct ways.

Want to Avoid GMOs? Look for This Label

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute What do Cheerios and apples have in common? They are the latest a...

Farm to Fork Across America: Fraudulent or Credible: Organic Labeling and More...

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 11.26.2012 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

Confused about the different labels claiming organic at your grocer? So are we! Already in Corvallis at the Linus Pauling Institute, the opportunity presented itself to explore this thorny topic.

Eco Etiquette: What's The Environmental Cost Of Cut Flowers?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Are cut flowers really ba...

Organic Advocates Fight 'All-Natural' Claims

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa — An organics watchdog group's criticism of a cereal company that describes its products as "all natural" is the latest in the ...

First Lady's Food Vision 'At Best Fragmented, At Worst A Failure'

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Mrs. Obama's vision for healthy food is at best fragmented and at worst a failure. She does not address the root causes of our broken food system, where a few powerful players make all of the decisions about what we eat.

USDA Organic Standards: Dairy and Livestock Will Get Tighter Rules

Treehugger | Sara Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As organic food has grown in popularity so too have the size of organic dairies and farms in this country. And in the last ten years questions have be...

Is Organic in an End-Game?

Samuel Fromartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Samuel Fromartz

Writing in 2005, I concluded Organic, Inc. by saying I didn't think organic food would be more than a niche in the overall food market and that the factions within it might well blow it apart. Sadly, in the midst of a deep recession, both assertions seem to be playing out.